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business grow. a few months ago, we came across a small bridal design company right here in new york. it is wa an interesting company, with what i thought were some really fabulous designs. but something on the business side seemed to be missing. we found out that the company was in trouble. that's why we decided to step in and give the owners a "your business" makeover. ♪ >> when brothers, stephen spampinato and gregory nato started their company in 2008, they couldn't believe the initial reaction. at their very first trade show, while their peers snik erd, the bridal editors took notice. >> this tall elegant woman walked over to us and said, i love you have sleeves and collars. tell me the story. >> that's when i knew there was something about this business that's going to work. >> fancy new york was doing something different. nowhere in the collection would you find the common place long strapless dresses. theirs was vintage inspired, comfortable, primarily tea length dresses. >> the mood of our brand was to have a nostalgic approach to dressing on your wedding day. >> the busin
across a small bridal design company in new york, and it was an interesting company with what i thought were fabulous designs, but something on the business side seemed to be missing, and we found out that the company was in trouble, and that is why we decided to step in and give the owners a "your business" makeover. when brothers steven and gregory started their bridal dress company fancy in 2008 they could not believe the initial reaction. at their first trade show while the peers snickered, others took notic notice. >> a woman walked right over and said i love the sleeves and collars and tell me your story. >> that is when i knew it would work. >> nowhere in the collection would you find the common place long strapless dresses that brides were wearing. their look was vintage inspired and comfortable and tea-length dresses. >> the mood of the brand was to have a nostalgic approach to dressing on your wedding day. >> the business was a dream come true for the two brothers, both laid off in the recession. steven handled the business end while gregory did the designing, but fancy new yo
. we convinced john to come to new york this time. okay, john. i'm going to start with you since you made the trip to new york. we saw small business optimism index from nfib, bill's group has dropped what have you seen? >> we're seeing somewhat different. we did a poll. we did it with christy's organization. we now see unemployment at the lowest level it's been in four years and we're in no means out of the woods but there is glimmers of hope that seven of ten of the small businesses that we polled and this is a scientific across the country, not just our membership. seven out of ten said they're planning to hire and they're expecting businesses to grow in the next couple of years. so they're cautiously optimistic. they're very concerned about fiscal cliff, however, very concerned about money being taken out of, the core of the middle class of our economy. it truly fuels their businesses and they're looking for the congressman and president to step up and make sure, you know, we keep the middle-class programs that support keeping money in the economy. >> you talk about fiscal cliff.
and with us here in new york is john aarons-meyer founder and ceo of the small business majority. great to see you guys, all three of you. >> good to be here. >> good morning. >> we convinced john to come to new york this time. bill, christy, you guys are next. bill, i'm going to start with you. we is all saw small business optimism index has dropped. what do you see amongst the people that you talked to. >> we're seeing something different. we found small businesses are cautiously optimistic about the future. we now see unemployment at the lowest level it's been in four years. there are glimmers of hope. seven of ten of the small businesses that we polled, and it's a scientific poll across the country, not just of our membership. seven of out of ten say they're expecting the businesses -- they're plannin to hire and they expect the bitses e es busines grow in the next couple of years. they're very concerned about the middle class and the economy. it fuels their businesses and are looking for congressmen/president to step up and make sure that we keep the middle class tax cuts, that we keep p
another store in new york city where the population is much greater, there is much more traffic, maybe i will actually make the market focus orn gluten-free, as that will set me apart. i don't need to get everyone. there are enough gluten-free people there. thanks very much for the conversation. i appreciate it. >> free shipping offers can be both an opportunity and a challenge to online sellers. here now are five tips on how to survive free shipping this holiday season. one, a free shipping threshold can increase your average order value. if your customers usually sfend about $30, you can offer free shipping at $45 to encourage them to buy more. two, add supported shipping. earn revenue that will help offset costs using adship.com. number three, eliminate double shipping. you can streamline shipping by having your manufacturer or distributorship directly to your customer. four, explore usps flat rate shipping. this option is most effective when shipping out small but dense items. five, you can offer free upgrades if you can't afford free shipping. upgrade customers from standard ground
, can be valuable partners down the road. >>> this week here in new york, the edison awards were given out. now, in its 25th year, they honor inknnovative new products. the company i founded, good search, was one of the winners. now, let's meet some of my fellow winners. i am going to start with frazier hall, the chairman of recon instruments. as a skier, i looked at your product and immediately thought it was so cool. >> sure. thank you, j.j. this is a heads up display part. recon makes heads-up display systems. our first one is a ski and snowboard goggle. it provides heads-up display data for while you are on the hill, speed, time, temperatures, altud, jump air time. >> you put your goggles on and down there at the bottom, you can see how fast you are going, how high you jumped. >> with a glance down, out of your normal field of view but in your full field of view. it is a user choice. you look down when you feel it is safe and you can be connected to, the world is infinite. you can be on social media, connect to your smart phone to third-party cameras, to heart rate monitors. there
into the by the way bakery in on hastings in hudson, new york it seems like any other bakery. >> we sell muffins, cup cakes. >> but when you walk by the by the way bakery here, it's clear. it's not like any other bakery. >> it is so devastating to find out my son has this. he also has diabetes. but god bless all you people now that have made it so much easier on everyone that has it. >> i make sure to specify that we're a dedicated gluten-free dare bakery. >> these are two sides of the same company, each showing off to an audience. she was a corporate lawyer fishing around for a new career. after throwing out a bunch of ideas she honed in on one. >> i thought. my town need as bakery. i wanted to do something local. it's a sleepy little village. it's lovely. i thought, maybe i'll do -- i'm going to try. i'm going to be centered in the downtown such as it is in hastings. >> the only problem is when helene ran the numbers, she realized this sleepy little town could not support bakery. so her company needed a twist, something that would inspire people, not only from her town but from all over to become c
clothing line based on the iconic model has added stores in new york, philadelphia, boston and salt lake city and has bishop a publicly traded company. its success can be attributed to the uniqueness of the designs and procuring that all important licensing deal. ♪ bettie page where did you go doesn't anybody know ♪ >> what makes bettie page the quintessential pin-up is the fact she's very naughty and very innocent and has hat nethat gir door feel. >> she was like a meteor. she came in the early '50s and disappe disappeared in the late '50s. >> bettie page was an iconic 1950s pin-up model. how did she get connected to pair of entrepreneurs, midwestern lawyer and the founder of playboy? >> jan and his wife wanted to set up their retro clothing store in a place filled with tourists. >> in las vegas if you're going to open a store, it has to be on the strip. i approached miracle mile and inquired about the ability to get a store. they said, well, we would be interested except that to open a store anywhere on the strip you have to be an experienced retailer and need at least one other st
star. a vintage clothing star has added stores in new york, philadelphia, boston and salt lake city, and has become a publicly traded company. the success can be be attributed to the uniqueness of the designs and procuring that all-important licensing deal. >> bettie page, where did you go -- ♪ bettie page ♪ doesn't anybody know >> what makes bettie page the quintessential pinup is that she is naughty and has the girl next door appeal. >> she was almost like a meteor, and she came on the scene in the early '50s and disappeared in the late '50s. note whe ♪ where did you go bettie page ♪ >> she was an iconic pinup girl, and how did she get connected with entrepreneurs? >> if you want taupe up-- want open up a store, it has to be on the store. and they said, well, to open up a store on the strip, you need an experienced retailer and you need at least one other store. >> typical of entrepreneurs the lack of experience would not deflate their dream. so they went back to the mall and asked if branding the line as a celebrity would increase the lack of experience. >> so we did rese
building and maintaining many of new york city's iconic water towers for nearly 150 years. what does it take for one family to grow
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